Thursday, March 18, 2010

Pancakes, Pancakes!

After reading Eric Carle's delightful Pancakes, Pancakes, the children were full of connections. Not only did they share stories about eating pancakes with their families and their favorite type of pancakes, we learned that a few of our friends had never tasted pancakes! The children loved that this new Eric Carle book reminded them of The Little Read Hen (one of their Star Books) and how she made bread, much like the pancakes in their new book. They remembered that they had visited threshers earlier in The Gingerbread Boy (another Star Book!) These types of connections, text-to-self and text-to-text, are responses to reading that good readers make. They will be the basis of some of the responses to literature that the children will write.
Enjoy the sequence of events below:

First we add 3 cups of the pancake mix.
Then we add 2 cups of water.
Next we stir and stir and stir.

then we pour the pancake mix on the griddle.
When you see little bubbles, it is time to flip the pancake.
We need to make lots of pancakes so everyone will have some to eat.

Finally we get to the best part! We add some syrup and eat the pancakes! Yummy!

1 comment:

Suzanne said...

I can't believe you had some kids who haven't had pancakes. It just shows that we must offer these types of rich experiences for students to build background knowledge.